Thought Leader Liaison - Retina Franchise - Philadelphia -Remote

Thought Leader Liaison - Retina Franchise - Philadelphia -Remote
This exciting Field Based/remote Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) role will be based in the Philadelphia area and is responsible for implementing the Medical Expert (ME) engagement and advocacy strategy with National/Regional Medical Experts in the assigned geography. You will be the primary customer-facing role, executing on the customer aspects of the brand’s peer to peer strategies, participating in the selection/training process for possible speakers and implementing programs.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Building advocacy and support for Novartis Retina brands among thought leaders, connecting Thought Leaders with key groups within the Novartis organization (i.e. Marketing, Market Access, Medical Affairs) while maintaining compliance with guidelines on appropriate medical/commercial collaboration.
• Compliantly liaising with internal stakeholders (Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Market Access, and Patient Specialty Services) to execute peer to peer strategies, address customer needs, and identify/initiate appropriate projects for our customers.
• Coordination of national/regional congresses and peer to peer speaker events including providing customer feedback or program content.
• Significant customer-facing time, building relationships with existing and new thought leaders for involvement in current and future commercial activities
• Pull through local peer to peer strategies in coordination with marketing and sales business plans
• Collaborates closely with the Novartis advocacy team to develop relationships with key physician and patient organizations
• Appropriately document NVS interactions with thought leaders for internal awareness to support a cohesive customer experience and capture insights into development of new strategies and tactical approaches.

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. 200 projects currently in clinical development. 16 major approvals last year alone. These are achievements we’re incredibly proud of, but in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given the opportunity to explore the power and potential of data and digital. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. Where you’re encouraged to share new ideas that can open up new ways of making things happen. And where you’re surrounded by teams who are equally determined to transform lives by tackling the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

The Retina Franchise is looking for highly energized, passionate talent to join what we anticipate will be one of the most impactful launches in the Novartis ophthalmology portfolio.

Do you want to be part of building and launching a brand from scratch in a dynamic retina marketplace? How about bringing a brand to market with the potential to impact millions of patients every year?

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
What you will bring:
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (MBA) preferred, Fluent English (oral and written)
• 5+ years in Pharmaceutical Sales and/or Account Management.
• Strong knowledge of the US Retina Physician community, preferably developed through direct experience interacting with US Retina Specialists.
• Proven track record of success in developing productive relationships with physicians and other Healthcare Professionals with a consultative approach
• Ability to lead, motivate, develop and influence others
• Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and executive presence, strong analytical and presentation skills
• Ability to think creatively, conceptually and to execute key strategies
• Strong compliance mindset, prioritization, negotiation and problem solving skills and also working in a matrixed environment
• Financial/budgetary experience

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, annual bonus, participation in our stock program (band eligibility), health insurance, 401K, defined contribution program, 21 days of vacation and personal time, 12 company paid holidays, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining at our on campus facilities, campus gym facilities, and so much more..... Find out more about Novartis at
Philadelphia, PA
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Full Time